Handouts from the lecture can be found here.
Software Engineering Spring 2006
Normally, requirements engineering begins with a feasibility study
or market analysis, and interviewing (potential) users about their needs.
We do not have time to start from scratch. Therefore you get an input
document, which is the assignment to the Methods of Programming course.
Your task is to reshape part of this document into a well-organized
So the requirements should cover the functionality of part 2 and part 3
in one document. You should be able to identify which functionality is required
in part 2, in order to decide if you must test the functionality in assignment
2. All functionality must be tested in assignment 3.
- Things that have to do with administration of the assignment, grading,
late assignments, etc.
- Part 1, 4 and 5
- The mathematics of ray tracing (chapters 3 - 8)
- The details of the PPM and XML formats
Organisation, following Sommerville Figure 5.17(6th ed.) / 6.17 (7th
- Introduction (the "strategic objective" of the system
is to satisfy the teacher of Methods of Programming)
- User Requirements definition - Omitted. This doucment would normally
be produced before your input document.
- System architecture - Omitted. The architecture is small, and
use of libraries is left to MP.
- System Requirements Specification. This is the core of
- System models. Draw a small data-flow model.
- System evolution. Here you are allowed to speculate about
possible extensions. Don't make too much of this.
- Appendices. Probably not needed. The overview of the mathematics
of ray-tracing and perhaps the PPM and XML formats would otherwise go here.
Since this is a rather small system, learning to use a specialized
CASE tool does not pay off. You are free to use the tools you want.
- Proper organisation of the requirements specification
- Requirements are correctly identified (functional/nonfunctional,
- Requirements for exceptional cases
- Traceability - in various forms - is supported
- The assignment is made in groups of three. You are welcome to
discuss the assignment with others if it helps you clarify your thinking,
but submit your own work!
- Deadline: 10/2 at 17:00.
- You may write in Swedish or English.